Beautiful Fairbanks Ranch has a colorful history and Fairbanks Ranch homes create a picturesque history of their own.
Once part of an historic Spanish land grant, Fairbanks Ranch was purchased in the 1920’s by movie legend and idol Douglas Fairbanks. He and wife Mary Pickford owned over 3000 acres here, which they dubbed Rancho Zorro, from Fairbanks role in “The Mark of Zorro.” And so began the life and legends surrounding Fairbanks Ranch homes.
By 1977, famed developer Ray Watt set his sights on acquiring Rancho Zorro, which would entail assembling parcels from eight different land owners to develop what is known as Fairbanks Ranch today.
History: Once part of a historic Spanish land grant, the ranch was purchased by Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920’s. Fairbanks was a famed silent film star in the early 1900’s who brought such roles as Zorro and Robin Hood to the big screen. He and his wife Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart,” owned more than 3,000 acres of the area, which they called “Rancho Zorro,” taken from Fairbanks’ film “The Mark of Zorro.” It also means “Fox Ranch.”
In 1977, Ray Watt laid eyes on the fabled “Rancho Zorro.” At that time, the land belonged to many separate entities, and Ray was able to assemble land from eight of the entities to form the development that is Fairbanks Ranch (618 residential lots) and Fairbanks Rancho Country Club (341 homes) today.
With over 1240 acres developed, Fairbanks Ranch includes over 75 acres of park-like grounds, including a lake with a clubhouse, 5 tennis courts, 9-hole putting green, a park featuring a barbecue/ picnic area along with volleyball and basketball court. The setting is nothing short of beautiful–and many exquisite estates border the lake.
Sales began on Fairbanks Ranch lots began in the fall of 1979 and includes a 5,100-square foot clubhouse, Fairbanks Village Plaza, a 58,000 square foot office and retail center that is still partially owned by Watt. The center currently holds a beauty salon, deli, coffee shop, health club, florist and various other offices. The spaces range from 400 to 1,000 square feet and the current occupancy rate is 97.6%.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was also the site of a major marketing coup: the Equestrian Endurance Event of the 1984 Olympic Games. After Ray suggested FRCC to the commissioners for the Olympic Equestrian event, Prince Philip chose Fairbanks over the other 6 sites that had been selected. The event took place on August 1, 1984. A bronze sculpture was created to commemorate the Olympic event, and it permanently stands at the entrance gate of the Country Club.
Many of the stately homes in Fairbanks Ranch sit behind guarded gates. Fairbanks Ranch real estate is highly desired and homes here have an average price of around $2.5 million.
Listed below are homes for sale in Fairbanks Ranch. Newest listings are shown first. Below that are recent sales of Fairbanks Ranch homes during the past year
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All NEW EVERYTHING! Incredible High-End Designer Estate. Living on One Level across 1.47 acres, high quality custom details add an unmatched sense of sophistication to this recently renovated home, from a Custom Gourmet Kitchen with Borghini marble and a Tuscany Series six burner stove, to a backlit Onyx wet bar with refrigerated wine storage, and 9-inch wide DuChateau light French Oak flooring throughout. Natural light floods the home from every room through floor-to-ceiling windows and numerous French doors, all of which open to the serenely lush backyard, complete with private pool, hillside trail, and multiple seating areas. The master suite is synonymous with luxury, featuring custom paneling, a spa-like bath, and his and hers walk-in closets, with hers being expanded and remodeled to the perfection of a couture boutique with separate handbag and shoe displays, velvet-lined accessory spaces, and lounge area. With a four-car garage, new 52-panel solar system with backup batteries, custom-built garage storage, whole-house entertainment system, and an excellent location, this home offers it all.
Spectacular Gated Estate with rare Dual Bay Motor Coach Villa. Renovated over the past 10 years, this residence was designed with highest level of form and function in mind. The Home features a gourmet & full prep kitchen well-appointed with high grade appliances and designed for entertaining at a High Level, Elevator, all Bedrooms are ensuite with a Master Bedroom, Large Balcony, w/Spa, Dual Closets, Steam Shower. 2BD Single Level Guest House w/Kitchen, Dual Master Suites. Solar System. Over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces, covered/heated loggias. Gated Estate with exceptional manicured grounds and rare dual bay motor coach villa/guest house. Renovated over the past 10 years, this thoughtful residence is designed with an Anglo Caribbean architectural style set on a cul-de-sac. The main home features both a gourmet and full prep kitchen appointed with all high grade appliances and detail, perfect for servicing large events. Upgraded elevator, multiple ensuite bedrooms and a generous master bedroom/bathroom suite with large balcony w/spa, dual walk in closets, crystal chandeliers, and steam shower. Full outdoor kitchen set under the covered loggia with views of the grounds and living pond, Well prepared for indoor and outdoor events, the spectacular guest house with full kitchen and wine storage also includes two generous ensuite bedrooms. A gated motor court with limo depth 4 car garage and room for boats/trailers. For the car or RV enthusiast the motor coach villa could be an indoor sports court as well, home has large solar system and pool solar system with plenty of storage. A rare compound set on a flat 1.51 acre lot, a mature botanical garden of specimen palms, citrus, fruit and other rare tropical plants. Complex Features: ,,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Shed(s) Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 2098
Four bedroom, single-level estate located in Rancho Santa Fe Farms. Fourth bedroom has been converted into magnificent office w/ regal wood paneling & coffered ceilings. (Can be converted back.) This elegant home features rich wood accents, spacious layout, high ceilings throughout & tons of natural light. Bright kitchen overlooks pool & showcases stunning quartzite countertops w/ marble backsplash. Spacious master retreat w/ 2 oversized walk-in closets, beautiful bathroom suite, & access to the pool patio through French doors! Home features a stunning great room, living room w/ exquisite built-ins, dining room. Resort lifestyle home w/ sparkling pool, built-in patio fireplace, outdoor kitchen & entertaining space! Home upgrades that have recently been done: newer pool electronics/ heater/ timer, air conditioning units, and furnaces! Equipment: Dryer,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
Gorgeous home in the highly desirable gated community of Senterra! Property features ; open floor plan throughout living and dining room with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a loft space. Downstairs Master suite & walkin closet. Bedroom & Full Bath downstairs, beautiful hardwood flooring throughout, fully remodeled kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances. Located between Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Del Mar Country Club. No Mello ROOS !
Villa Nafissa is a spectacular custom-built estate encompassing 38.98 acres of land. The property took inspiration from Monet's Garden in Giverny. Discover romantic paths, a lake & waterfalls as you explore the impressive grounds that are a horticultural oasis of 3,000+ species of flora, fruit & mature trees. The approx. 16,000SF main residence, built with the finest materials & European craftsmanship is positioned to take in the view of the grounds. The home's club house showcases a double-sided fireplace & idyllic dining area. Beyond is a spacious outdoor setting, perfect for relaxing & enjoying the pool & bbq. There is a hidden spa below the pool with its own waterfall. The club house also features a commercial-grade kitchen, media room and upstairs office. The two guest houses totaling over 10,000SF have an additional 10 en-suite bedrooms & are nestled in their own private settings overlooking the pool. The estate has 8 garage spaces, & an additional 13 motor court spaces. Extra amenities include a gym, tennis+basketball court, children's play area, jogging path, and yoga + meditation gardens. The home's produce garden supplies fruits and vegetables. The estate is zoned for up to 50 horses. Villa Nafissa is protected by both Fairbanks Ranch security & its own private gates. All buyers must be pre-qualified.
Do not miss the deal!!! This gracious Mediterranean style estate is located on 1.3 very private acres in the prestigious, gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. CA. This exceptionally designed home was built by the highly respected custom home builder, Doug Mulvey. This two-story home offers soaring ceilings, luxurious rooms and because of the architectural design, offers views throughout the house of a very serene tree lined backyard. The backyard landscaping and design provides you with the space and privacy for your casual or formal entertainment. Upon entering this home, you are immediately impressed with its reception sized living room with seating for 20 or more. It offers 5 individual suite designed bedrooms with the master suite on the first level, his and hers office/library with bath, a gym/nursery off the master bedroom. Also on the first floor is the wine cellar, butler’s pantry, 2 powder rooms, three fireplaces and extensive storage. The heart of the home is the two-story tall living room that connects to the home theater that seats 8 and opens up to the inviting kitchen. The home is centered around the lush private backyard, providing beautiful views from the primary entertainment areas and the master suite. Both formal and informal dining areas lend themselves to any type of entertainment gathering, whether a full dinner party or just a casual evening of appetizers and drinks at the family bar. There is a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area along with pool/spa, full pool bathhouse, putting green and chipping area, a cutting rose garden, fruit trees and a 3-car garage. Located on the much-desired North Side of Fairbanks Ranch, this estate is ideally located near the park, lake and wonderful nearby walking trails. Be sure to view the great virtual tour.
Bask in total privacy behind the gates of this Expansive Estate. Situated on 2 private acres this Estate offers amazing quality and attention to detail, while the luxury of the land and the scenic views make this a timeless retreat. This single level estate boasts lushly landscaped gardens, resort style pool & spa (salt chlorination & solar heating system), paid solar for both pool and home and several outdoor entertaining areas. With 6,400 sq. ft. featuring 3 generous bedroom suites with a luxurious master suite, over sized adjoining kitchen and family room, living room with open beamed ceiling + large office/library. Crown molding, wood flooring travertine,& marble enhance this homes architectural beauty. Live the California Dream, enjoy endless year round entertaining and outdoor dining,featuring built in BBQ, fire pit, cabana area and marvel at the hot air balloon passing by in your own resort style backyard. This is a RARE Find and in one of the best locations in Rancho Santa Fe. Also featuring Elaborate security system, 4 car garage, large motor court, and parking for several cars. Panoramic views of rolling hills and mountains. Award winning schools, Shopping and dining just minutes away. This is a RARE Find and in one of the best locations in Rancho Santa Fe. Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL